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Chinatown at Midnight (1949)

Clifford Ward is a thief working San Francisco's Chinatown district, and his stolen goods are fenced through an interior-decorators shop ran by Lisa Marcel. But when Ward murders two ... See full summary »

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Robert Libott (original screenplay), Frank Burt (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hurd Hatfield ... Clifford Ward
Jean Willes ... Alice
Tom Powers ... Capt. Howard Brown
Ray Walker ... Sam Costa
Charles Russell ... Fred Morgan
Jacqueline deWit ... Lisa Marcel (as Jacqueline DeWit)
Maylia ... Hazel Fong
Ross Elliott ... Eddie Marsh
Benson Fong ... Joe Wing
Barbara Jean Wong Barbara Jean Wong ... Betty Chang
Victor Sen Yung ... Hotel Proprietor
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Emily Dryden
Byron Foulger ... Greer Pharmacy Druggist
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Clifford Ward is a thief working San Francisco's Chinatown district, and his stolen goods are fenced through an interior-decorators shop ran by Lisa Marcel. But when Ward murders two innocent victims during a hold-up, he has to hide out in a cheap hotel, and the police dragnet is closing in on him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Behind-the-scenes story... as detectives trap killer in San Francisco's Chinatown at Midnight See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

4 May 1953 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnat i Chinatown See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Disappointing B
15 April 2017 | by bnwfilmbuffSee all my reviews

Even though it's a programmer I still expected better with this cast. Actually they do a good job with the limited material. Hurd Hatfield was a very good actor and he does not disappoint as a thief that fences the goods through Jacqueline deWit's interior design shop. There's no motivation for Hurd's behavior - doesn't appear to be money or love. Tom Powers is the police captain and the only guy with brains on the force. Jean Willis has a throw away role but does manage to look good. It doesn't make a lot of sense but it still manages to keep your attention.


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